SpongeBob SquarePants: Employee of the Month
|SpongeBob SquarePants: Employee of the Month|
|North American Release Date(s)|
October 1, 2002
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Story[edit | edit source]
Intro[edit | edit source]
SpongeBob wins 'Employee of the Month' award again, making him 'Employee of the Year'. As a prize, he receives two tickets to Neptune's Paradise, a local theme park which Mr Krabs had won tickets free in the mail.
Chapter 1: Employee of the Year[edit | edit source]
SpongeBob and Patrick have to get a bus to Neptune's Paradise which requires SpongeBob to search the town for bus tokens. But first, SpongeBob must finish his shift at the Krusty Krab where an angry customer, later named the Scary Familiar Man, demands his order of a Krabby Patty be fulfilled. SpongeBob then returns to the town and hears a rumour that the Flying Dutchman hid a buried treasure at the local beach, Goo Lagoon. Once there, he finds that Larry the Lifeguard has a shovel and pail but will not let SpongeBob use them. SpongeBob goes to his grandmother's house to get a homemade pie that will distract Larry long enough for SpongeBob to grab the shovel and pail. SpongeBob's grandmother, believing him to be Patrick, tells SpongeBob that she is making a pie but has no Sea Urchin Chips to put in it. SpongeBob then travels to Barg N' Mart where Mr Krabs is moonlighting as a salesman and has sold his own clothes. After cleaning the cashier's car, SpongeBob gets the chips and completes his plan. SpongeBob searches Goo Lagoon and discovers that the Dutchman's Treasure is actually a chest full of bus tokens. Returning to the bus stop, where Patrick has been waiting, SpongeBob meets the irritable bus driver who says he will not leave Bikini Bottom because there is a cloud in the sky and he fears rain on the trip. To calm him, SpongeBob gets a parasol from a tourist from the English Channel. The two set off for Neptune's Paradise but what they didn't expect was...
Chapter 2: Hitting Rock Bottom[edit | edit source]
SpongeBob and Patrick end up in Rock Bottom, a town previously seen in an episode of SpongeBob SquarePants, due to heavy rain. Stuck at the bus station, SpongeBob gets information from the Information Desk and is told that there is a weather station down the street w.s.e.a t.v Outside the bus station, SpongeBob runs across a man who looks vaguely familiar, but the man denies ever having met SpongeBob. SpongeBob is told by the secretary at the weather station that unless he has business within that he can not walk around the station since the tours are closed. SpongeBob meets a repairman named Jojo behind the building who is willing to trade some of his tools for a Kelpsi soda. SpongeBob goes to a nearby restaurant and finds Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy in the parking lot. Mermaid Man is in pain on the ground after having had a cola drinking contest with Patrick and SpongeBob and Barnacle Boy are not strong enough to lift him into the invisible boat mobile. SpongeBob walks inside and informs the owner, who is a very strong fish, of the situation outside. While he is gone, SpongeBob gets Jojo's drink. SpongeBob gets the tools and, now looking official, gets inside the station. He talks to a weatherman named Gary who is stressed because he is sure his machinery is broken after displaying an area nearby that had perfect weather. He also boasts of building a machine that will control the weather and tells SpongeBob of rumours that the current rain is being created by Marlin the wizard. SpongeBob looks at the machinery and discovers the area of perfect weather is a local sea cave. SpongeBob takes his adventure there and finds this cave to be the home of Marlin the wizard. Marlin is causing the rain because he is upset at what Gary is doing. He feels threatened by the weather controlling machine since controlling the weather is his job. Marlin asks SpongeBob to destroy the machine and SpongeBob retrieves Patrick, who is sleeping in Marlin's hammock, and returns to the weather station. The two destroy the weather machine! but not before SpongeBob helps Plankton make an advertisement for the Chum Bucket under the impression the Plankton was making a public service announcement. Now satisfied, Marlin stops the rain and the pair continue their travel to Neptune's Paradise, but before that SpongeBob must face...
Chapter 3: Back to Square One[edit | edit source]
SpongeBob and Patrick get kicked off the bus for their antics and are back in Bikini Bottom. They find out that Sandy is building a rocket that can take them to Neptune's Paradise leading SpongeBob to tackle numerous challenges so as to prepare for the flight. After delivering Sandy's lunch from a local diner, SpongeBob realizes he must first return home for his water helmet before boarding the rocket inside Sandy's tree dome. When he returns home, he finds a sea snake resting in the helmet and SpongeBob decides to use Squidward's clarinet to lure it out. However, Squidward is in a deep sleep so SpongeBob visits a local knick-knack store and grabs a pair of free Dream Glasses that allow the wearer to travel to the dreams of a nearby sleeping friend. At the store, SpongeBob again sees the Familiar Man and, now certain the two have previously met, demands to know the man's identity while the man again denies ever meeting SpongeBob. He returns to Squidward's home and enters his dreams where he is transformed into Squidward himself and grabs the clarinet. SpongeBob goes to Sandy's tree dome, now with the water helmet, and helps her find an oxygen fuel tank. Meanwhile, Patrick remains at the diner and obtains the record for most sandwiches eaten at that facility. The gang then starts off again for Neptune's Paradise but SpongeBob must stop for...
Chapter 4: Bottoms Up![edit | edit source]
Sandy's rocket crashes and they get stuck in Bottoms Up, an up class town for the incredibly wealthy. SpongeBob must find oxygen fuel for the rocket leading him on a quest for a jacket so as to gain entrance to a local oxygen spring. Along the way, he involves himself in the troubles of a local who believes his neighbour is stealing the golden coconuts from his tree. SpongeBob is able to get inside a seafood restaurant which provides guests with jackets when they arrive without one. SpongeBob accidentally insults the waiter by ordering a Krabby Patty and he is thrown out before anyone realizes he has one of the restaurant's jackets. Meanwhile, Patrick is on the search for a bathroom after eating junk food in the previous chapters which leads him to climb over the coral reefs surrounding the oxygen springs. After the use of the bathroom, Patrick enjoys the springs until SpongeBob finds him and he realizes he is not wearing pants, then asking SpongeBob to retrieve them. While looking in the bathroom for Patrick's shorts, SpongeBob again meets the Familiar Man who informs SpongeBob that he has over a thousand twin brothers which means that each Familiar Man was, in fact, a different person. The gang then leaves for Neptune's Paradise.
Finale[edit | edit source]
The gang get to Neptune's Paradise, but an employee tells them that the park is closed to make way for a private party. Sandy tells him that it is their party, and they are allowed into the park, where they meet all of the characters they met along the way. They all then ride the rides and attractions (a la Wikipedia:National Lampoon's VacationNational Lampoon's Vacation).
Cast[edit | edit source]
- Tom Kenny - SpongeBob SquarePants
- Bill Fagerbakke - Patrick Star
- Rodger Bumpass - Squidward Tentacles
- Carolyn Lawrence - Sandy Cheeks
- Clancy Brown - Mr Krabs
- Doug Lawrence - Plankton, Larry the Lobster
- Marion Ross - Grandma SquarePants
- Joe Whyte - Mermaidman
- Tim Conway - Barnacleboy
Trivia[edit | edit source]
- In chapter 2, there is a poster at the news station that advertises SpongeBob SquarePants: Operation Krabby Patty and, when clicked, SpongeBob says, "Operation Krabby Patty, that was my very first game... Ah, good times, good times."
- This is the first SpongeBob video game in which Clancy Brown voices Mr Krabs.